Boutique Bar Design
“Boutique” – small, exclusive business that offers a specialised service/a business specialising in one aspect of a larger industry…there are various ways to define the word but what exactly would a boutique bar be aiming for? The good news is that in terms of the physical design there are a myriad ways to create exclusivity. Using the keen, experienced eye of a good designer you can achieve the ultimate ambition of getting that super stylish feel for your finished venture. Whether you are looking to create a bar with a minimalist ultra modern feel, or recreate the decadent look of 1920s Paris, working with contemporary design materials and impressive imagery, coupled with cutting edge technology equals a venue with “Instagrammability”
Sitting down to think about how it might look may feel as though the list of options is never-ending and overwhelming thinking of even where to begin. Noted below then are a few ideas, just to get the creative grey cells going:
- Retro finishes and custom art-inspired fixtures
- Scandinavian wood panelling, as an alternative to a traditional rustic feel
- High ceilings with floral designs painted inside
- Custom designed furniture for coziness
- Using the Pantone “colour of the year” (last year “greenery” 15-0343 this year ultraviolet 18-3838).
- White walls and light-toned wood contrasting exposed dark brick and rich coloured tiles in mosaic style
- High-tech, multi-functional lighting, bold lighting, sparkly chandeliers extending right through to the restrooms!
- Original features such as wood panels kept and enhanced with bright LED lights, alternatively toned down and modernised
- Lavish wallpaper…it might be losing its appeal somewhat, if you are to believe current trends, although it can be useful to create depth
- Dark alcoves that serve as intimate sanctuaries
- Arched niches in the walls fitted with mirrors to give the feeling of depth
- Designated bright & funky corner spaces to create a buzzing environment for cocktail lovers
- Colourful marble bar tops – it goes without saying that the look of a physical bar is extremely important as are the spaces where the liquors are displayed.
Bespoke Interior Design
Finally, what about adding a touch of nature using a fresh natural green hue – being brave and opting for full area of a bright shade of green, paint just one accent wall green accent, adding plants such as ferns or simply using green serviettes and a splash of fresh green colour on the menus. You could go all out and add a living wall, believe it or not!
So, this is just a few things to throw in the ring. As we said, design possibilities really are endless and creating your design can be an extremely exciting and rewarding process.